George Treweek

  • Playing Career

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 31st March, 1905
Died
Monday, 28th October, 1991 (Aged 86 years and 210 days)

Awards & Accolades

International Hall Of Fame
2006
National Rugby League Hall Of Fame
2006

Biography

Rated by many judges as the finest second row forward the game has produced George Treweeke came to Souths from Grahamstown near Tumut after playing in a trial against a visiting Mascot team. He was a gangly fullback then - ‘all arms and legs', as one critic noted - but proved to be a great success when he moved into the forward pack. Treweeke played for Souths during the club's premiership-winning years in 1926-29 and 1931-32. He represented NSW in 1927 before making his Test debut against England in 1928. A Kangaroo tourist in 1929-30 Treweek played in the historic four-match Test series in England and was a try-scorer in Australia's First Test victory. Treweeke proved his stamina and determination captaining Souths in the 1930s and his reputation as an attacking forward is legendary. He continued playing for NSW until 1933 but declined to tour with the Kangaroos that year due to business commitments (he had recently bought a butcher's shop). He retired gracefully, not having the heart to tell the press that they had incorrectly spelt his name (Treweek) during his entire career. George Treweeke, a gentleman to the end, died in 1991 aged 86.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Additional Notes

Name was incorrectly spelt "Treweeke" by the press until after he retired.

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 119 40 0   - 120 86 30 3 72.27% List
NRL Finals 14 3 0   - 9 11 3 0 78.57% List
Country Carnival 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Interstate Matches 18 9 -   - 27 12 6 0 66.67% List
City vs Country Firsts 6 1 -   - 3 4 2 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 4 4 -   - 12 3 1 0 75.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 25 7 -   - 21 18 6 1 72.00% List
Test Series 7 1 -   - - 2 4 1 28.57% List
The Ashes 7 1 -   - 6 2 4 1 28.57% List
Tour Matches Metropolis 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1928-30 8 2 -   - 6 3 4 1 37.50% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1927, 1930, 1932 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
NSW Firsts 1927-31, 1933 26 16 -   - 48 17 9 0 65.38% List
NSW City Firsts 1928-33 6 1 -   - 3 4 2 0 66.67% List
Kangaroos 1930 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Probables 1931-33 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Overall1927-1933 39 18 0   0 54 27 12 0 69.23% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths NSWRFL 1926 13 5 -   - 15 12 1 0 92.31% List
Souths NSWRFL 1927 13 3 -   - 9 11 2 0 84.62% List
Souths NSWRFL 1928 11 3 -   - 9 8 3 0 72.73% List
Souths NSWRFL 1929 8 8 -   - 24 8 0 0 100.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1930 14 6 -   - 18 8 6 0 57.14% List
Souths NSWRFL 1931 16 5 -   - 15 11 5 0 68.75% List
Souths NSWRFL 1932 17 8 -   - 24 15 2 0 88.24% List
Souths NSWRFL 1933 12 1 -   - 3 6 5 1 50.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1934 15 1 -   - 3 7 6 2 46.67% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths 1926-34 119 40 -   - 120 86 30 3 72.27% List

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Alan Katzmann, Max Turner, Paul Carter, Bill Bates